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Contents for December 12, 2011

1. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, in Chronogram Magazine, November, and more

Franc Palaia, FF Alum has had two of his new photo books reviewed in the Nov. Chronogram Magazine and the Dec. issue of Hudson Valley Magazine. The two books are,"NightLife: the Shadow Paintings of Richard Hambleton and SX-70 Polaroids, 1981-2011. NightLife and Polaroids are available at Rizzoli, Printed Matter and soon on the Barnes & Noble and Amazon websites and directly from Franc on www.Francpalaia.com.



2. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at COSM, Wappingers Falls, NY, Dec. 18

Paul McMahon will be playing original songs at COSM in Wappingers Falls on Sunday December 18 at 3 PM.
www.paulmcmahon.tv www.cosm.org



3. Nina Yankowitz, Barry Holden, FF Alumns, at Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria, opening Dec. 9

Nina Yankowitz, NYC
Global Warming Schauraum
Bursting Seams
Museumsplatz 1/5 1070 Wien

Eröffnung Opening: 09.12.2011, 19:00 Künstlerin ist anwe- send Artist is present Zur Eröffnung spricht Introductory words by Dr. Margarete Jahrmann Ausstellungsdauer Duration: 10.12. - 22.01.2011 Öffnungszeiten Opening hours: täglich daily 10:00 - 22:00 Installation Assistance Barry Holden.

The video projections of Nina Yankowitz virtually expose impending doom feared from erratic global weather conditions. Using the architecture of the museum space, the unpredictable nature of weather is exposed as a fickle character presiding over whether or not. As water bleeds from seams, the dictatorial Master of Havoc rules from inside the belly of the unknown. The interior window displays possible weather conditions, projecting views through and to the inside out.

Text and image credits: Global Warming Schauraum - Bursting Seams, (c)Nina Yankowitz

The projects of New York City based artist Nina Yankowitz use interactive technology and video projections to challenge assumptions about perceived realities. Environmental concerns led her to create CloudHouse, installed briefly at Saatchi & Saatchi, NYC and Vortex Filter, a projection of water spinning as if a monumental underwater fan with a mesh membrane cleans and recycles debris.

Die Video Projektionen von Nina Yankowitz offenbaren virtuell das drohende Schicksal, das von den Launen globaler Wetterbedingun- gen ausgeht. Die Architektur des Ausstellungsraums nützend, zeigt sich die unvorhersehbare Natur des Wetters als launischer Richter über whether or not. Während das Wasser aus den Fugen quillt, re- giert der diktatorische "Meister der Verwüstung" aus dem Bauch des Unbekannten. Das innere Fenster des Ausstellungsraums zeigt mög- liche Wetterverhältnisse, projizierte Ansichten durch und auf das nach innen gekehrte Außen.




4. Kristin Jones, Andrew Ginzel, FF Alumns, at Hoboken NJ Ferry Terminal


HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY (December 6, 2011) - Fluent, a new project by Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel, opens Thursday, December 7, 2011 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Commissioned by New Jersey Transit Arts, Fluent is a work integrated with both the context and architecture of the Hoboken Ferry Terminal. A constellation of related elements is intended to augment the public's sense of place, focus viewers' gaze on both the macro- and microscopic aspects of the living river, and reveal the invisible wind currents that surround them.

Suspended from above in each Ferry Slip, a double-ended taper formed of horizontal rings is defined by eight vertical cables with a 'pananemone' at its center. Composed of two half discs perpendicular to one another, the instrument is responsive to all winds. Anchoring the gauges at the water's surface are incremented plummets, sensitive to the river's ebb and flow. The gauge measures the 5' rise and fall, its tip visible twice each day at low tide.

An array of stainless steel discs hang from the high ceiling, transforming the air above into a dramatic field of reflection. A series of stainless steel vanes with plummets weave through the flow of discs. Animated by the fluctuating wind, the suspended vanes respond to the shifting air currents with precise, nuanced movement. Articulating the unseen fluid dynamics of the space, Fluent echoes the tidal fluctuations of the Hudson and the flow of commuters moving through the Terminal.

New Jersey will celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Hoboken Terminal Ferry slips with a ribbon cutting ceremony for dignitaries on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. NJ TRANSIT, the Port Authority of NY & NJ, and BillyBey Ferry Company will host a speaking program at the new Hoboken Terminal Ferry slips, with an "inaugural" ferry ride taking place immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony, traveling up the Hudson and returning to the event site.

The artists plan a public event celebrating their new work in the spring of 2012.
Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel have worked collaboratively since 1985 on many commissioned private and public projects, as well museum and gallery exhibitions internationally. Current major works include the Hoboken Ferry Terminal in New Jersey, the airports of Kansas City and Tampa, the Tiber River in Rome, and public buildings in Orlando, Chicago, Utah, and St. Louis.

Public projects include works for large public buildings in Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and in Milwaukee, Minnesota; in New York City for the Stuyvesant High School, PS 102, Metronome for Union Square, and Oculus, in the World Trade Center subway station for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Awards and honors include the Rome Prize, Indo-American Fellowship, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, a Bessie, Art Matters, Yaddo, MacDowell, Bellagio: the Rockefeller Foundation, the Fulbright Program and twice the National Endowment for the Arts.
New Jersey Transit
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

Hoboken Ferry Terminal
The Hoboken Terminal and its ferry slips were originally built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in 1907. Ferry service was discontinued in 1967 due to declining demand, but was reintroduced in 1989 at a temporary facility at the southern end of the terminal, near what's called the Immigrant Building.

In early 2003, NJ TRANSIT and the Port Authority entered into an agreement to allow for the restoration of the Hoboken Terminal ferry slips and supporting infrastructure, with the goal of returning ferry service to its original location, while protecting and enhancing the historic elements of the terminal. The three-phase $120 million renovation of the historic terminal was underwritten by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with additional federal funding secured by NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT and support from the State Transportation Trust Fund.

Architects Beyer Blinder Belle created a comprehensive master plan for the Hoboken Terminal Complex, directing both the careful renovation of the existing structure, restoring it to its original grandeur, and the implementation of a variety of improvements to enhance and prepare the terminal for the 21st century.

The first phase, which began in April 2004 and was completed in September 2005, included repairs to the terminal's substructure and superstructure. Missing elements of the original design, such as the bronze chandeliers and wall sconces of the Beaux Arts Waiting Room, were recreated and reinstalled. The second phase began in December 2005 and was completed in April 2008, including construction of a 230-foot tall clock tower replica modeled after the original 1907 design by architect Kenneth Murchison. The second phase also included marine construction of five of the original six ferry slips, as well as restoration of the exterior copper facade and lighting on the river side of the terminal, structural repairs, roof repairs and demolition of the finger piers and wooden fenders.

The third and final phase of renovation concluded in November 2011, with the installation of Fluent, a large-scale (1,750,000 cubic ft.), site-specific work by artists Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel (of New York) and a 64' long fiber-optic art wall created by Kate Dodd (of New Jersey). Construction on the ferry boarding area was also completed, along with all remaining work necessary to restore ferry service to the original slips.

The Hoboken Ferry Terminal is served by nine New Jersey Transit (NJT) commuter rail lines, one Metro-North Railroad line, various NJT buses and private bus lines, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, the Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) rapid transit system and NY Waterway-operated ferries. More than 50,000 people use the terminal daily. The restoration of ferry service into the original slips allows for expansion of ferry service and greater flexibility in providing commuter service to Manhattan, as well as improved customer convenience and operational reliability.
Fluent was fabricated by KC Fabrications, Inc. with engineering by Tectonic.

For more information, please contact Diane Roehm at diane@jonesginzel.com.
Diane Roehm, Studio Manager
J O N E S / G I N Z E L
289 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (212) 691-6844
Web: www.jonesginzel.com



5. Adam Putnam, FF Alumn, at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Manhattan, thru Jan. 21, 2012

Joe Bradley, Tom Burr, Ian Cheng, Max Coyer, Lucky DeBellevue, Cheryl Donegan, Jean Dubuffet, David Hammons, Margaret Lee, Tony Matelli, Joyce Pensato,
Megan Plunkett, Adam Putnam, Jessica Stockholder
Organized by Howie Chen
December 10, 2011-January 21, 2012
Saturday, December 10, 6-8 pm
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
534 West 26th Street
New York
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm
T 212 744 7400



6. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at La Vierreina Centre de la Image, Barcelona, Spain, December 15

Barbara Hammer in conversation with Virginia Villaplana
Screenings: Barbara Hammer, Lover Other: The Story of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore (2006, 55 min, V.O.S.) and Tender Fictions (1995, 50min, V.O.S.)
Thursday 15 of December 2011 at 6pm, screening Tender Fictions; 7pm conversation and Lover Other

The relationship between Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore calls into question the unique "I" of a portrait built in collaboration with four hands. The uniqueness of the couple's work resides in a performative creativity embedded in everyday life, which, to some extend, can be interpreted as an intimate game. This session addresses ways of understanding art as "emotional politics" in relation to privacy and the spaces of everyday action. The session with Barbara Hammer is presented in a dialog format with Virginia Villaplana, based on the drifts of the intimacy narratives, the emotional politic and the self-representation of lesbian identities in the experimental cinema.


Parallel Activities Program
Claude Cahun Exhibition's
A Screen from Barcelona project for
La Vierreina Centre de la Image

Claude Cahun

28.10.2011 - 05.02.2012
Palau de la Virreina
La Rambla 99



7. Magie Dominic, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, December 11

This article just went online. It will be in Sunday's New York Times. My archives at Lincoln Center.





8. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, Dec. 16

experiments in experience/participation performance

The Underground Hit!
CRITIC'S CHOICE: East Bay Express

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.
Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations are encouraged.)

Friday, December 16, 2011

511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858

2012 Dates!

"Frank Moore, a genius explorer of the frontiers of human affection."

"We came, we saw, we read local performance artist-provocateur Frank Moore's poem . experience the joys of unsettled discomfort ." Kimberly Chun, SF Chronicle

"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

"Merging improv, erotica, entertainment, religion and ritual, Frank Moore - self-styled shaman, world-renowned disabled performance artist, and 2008 presidential candidate ...." - East Bay Express

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader

Downloadable poster here:



9. Annie Lanzilotto, FF Alumn, released new CD

Introducing the birth of my new c.d....

"Eleven Recitations"

Eleven poems that I've written since 1988, including the award winning poems "Manhattan Schist" (Philadelphia Poets) and "Triple Bypass" (Italian American Writer's Association) plus a bonus track of my song "Mr. Butterfly" recorded live at Smalls Jazz with Lori Goldston on cello, Rose Imperato on sax, and Sylvie Diegez on keys.

The album is now up and available at this link:


(It's definitely worth the click, at least for the fabulous cover art, a photo taken by Monica Bergstrand, of me backstage at Dixon Place, as Zebra Diva, in Salley May's "Running Naked In Traffic" Body-paint by the one-of-a-kind Audrey Kindred. And a shot you only get back-stage.)

Within a couple of weeks the album will be up on iTunes, by searching "Annie Lanzillotto"



10. Ron Athey, Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, at Allen St. Studios, Manhattan, Dec. 16, and more

Ron Athey/Julie Tolentino Resonate/Obliterate

Friday, December 16, 2011
7:00pm until 10:00pm
Allen Street Studios, (enter at 88 Eldridge St.) between Hester and Grand; 4th floor, NYC
RSVP lia@participantinc.org
pre-show reception 7p
performance at 8p
post-performance reception with DJ Scott Ewalt


Ron Athey & Julie Tolentino @ NYU Performance Studies
Thursday, December 15, 2011
7:00pm until 10:00pm
Tisch School of the Arts - 721 Broadway, 6th floor, Room 612
The Performance Studies Lecture Series Presents
Ron Athey & Julie Tolentino

Please join us for an artists' talk and conversation between these two visionary performance artists and frequent collaborators.

Reception to follow.
This event is free and open to the public.
Seating is first come, first serve- please plan accordingly.
Wheelchair accessible.

Julie Tolentino creates intimate solo movement-based installations including her time-based durational performances, sculptural endurance events and audio soundscapes. Currently, her work centers on the body's (inevitable) disintegration, the excesses of aging and the body's attempt at secrecy via hidden texts, history, emotion and memory. Tolentino was a lead senior member and company tour manager in David Rousseve/REALITY Dance Theater, a co-director, choreographer, and performer with Ron Athey Company, and has collaborated extensively with many others. She was the original creator of the NY Clit Club, and appeared in Red Hot and Blue's "Safe Sex is Hot Sex" poster and Gran Fury's national bus campaign "Kissing Doesn't Kill" in the early 1990s. She is the co-author of the Lesbian AIDS Project's Women's Safer Sex Handbook, and was a member of ACT UP New York affinity groups, House of Color Video Collective and Art Positive. She received an ART MATTERS 2010-11 grant for research/travel to the Philippines and two Yellow House Fund/Tides Foundation grants for curatorial research and programming. She is co-director with Ron Athey of the PRAXIS MOHAVE BOOTCAMP FOR PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, a bi-annual ten-day intensive workshop for international artists, and divides her time between Joshua Tree, Los Angeles, New York City.

Ron Athey's performance and body art explores stagings of crisis, sexuality, religion, ritual, and death, interrogating the intersections between punk, queer and alternative cultures as well as the practices and politics surrounding HIV/AIDS. His work often engages directly with the ideas of queer philosophers and artists like Georges Bataille, Pierre Molinier and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Athey began performing at underground clubs and galleries with Rozz Williams in 1981, and rose to international prominence during the US Culture Wars of the early 1990s, touring extensively with a large company managed by Julie Tolentino, as well a creating solo and duo works. He has been a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers including Honcho and the L.A. Weekly, as well as curated performance art festivals in the U.S. and in Europe. Most recently, Athey has been a Visiting Artist in the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London. He is studying towards a PhD at Greenwich University, and currently lives in London. The first ever publication devoted to the work of Ron Athey, Pleading in the Blood: The Art of Ron Athey (edited by Dominic Johnson), will be co-published by the Live Art Development Agency (UK) MIT Press (USA) in 2012.

The Performance Studies Lecture Forum is a series of evening events featuring preeminent scholars and practitioners in the fields of art and performance. The events are presented on weekday evenings in the department's studio space, and are designed to create an informal and intimate setting for intellectual exchange among artists, students and scholars.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller